Once a Trojan, always a Trojan. There are numerous ways for you to continue to be involved with USC during your retirement.
USC Emeriti Center
The USC Emeriti Center provides information, support, and opportunities for continued service and learning. Membership is free and automatic for retirees age 55 or older with at least 10 years of benefits-eligible employment at the university. If you do not meet these criteria but wish to attend programs and receive publications and invitations, you may request to be placed on our contact list.
The Emeriti Center’s lifelong learning and research arm is the Emeriti College, which also serves as a USC speakers’ bureau, offering community outreach on behalf of the university and the Emeriti Center. The Emeriti Center College also offers many interesting enrichment courses at various locations throughout Los Angeles County.
Retired Faculty Association
The Retired Faculty Association (RFA) is a membership organization that promotes the well-being and represents the interests of USC’s retired faculty. RFA’s membership includes all who have been full-time or part-time USC faculty members. Membership is activated by payment of a nominal annual membership fee. Spouses/partners of living or deceased RFA members can also become active members upon payment of annual dues.
The Staff Retirement Association (SRA) is a membership organization contributing to the fellowship, interests, and continued university involvement of USC’s retired staff. Membership is open to all USC staff—retired or actively employed—upon payment of a nominal membership fee. Spouses/partners of living or deceased SRA members can also become members upon payment of annual dues. Principal activities include an annual Retiree Recognition Luncheon, quarterly membership luncheons, an e-newsletter, volunteer service activities, and cultural trips.
Following your retirement date, if you have 10 years of benefits-eligible service at USC and are 55 years or older, you may receive a Retiree Gold Card from the USC Emeriti Center. The Retiree Gold Card includes benefits such as courtesy parking, a USC email account, library privileges, bookstore discounts, and various other discounts. Inform your home department coordinator of your impending retirement so that the Gold Card can be requested on your behalf.
Retirement Recognition Luncheons
The Retired Faculty Association, the Office of the Provost, and the Emeriti Center host a special luncheon each November to honor faculty who have retired during the previous academic year. The Staff Retirement Association, Office of the Senior Vice President, Administration, and the Emeriti Center host a special luncheon each March to honor staff who have retired during the previous calendar year.